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Doctor insights on: Glutamic Acid Health Benefits

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Why does l glutamic acid give me anxiety?

Why does l glutamic acid give me anxiety?

Excitatory: Glutamate molecule in the brain acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter, actually it is the most ubiquitous excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. So it is possible this is how it leads to elevation of your anxiety. ...Read more

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Does glutamic acid good for als?

Does glutamic acid good for als?

Not at all: Quite the reverse, as many recommended meds are designed to inhibit glutamate responses. Regardless, the sole approved drug, Riluzole merely delays intubation, and is otherwise disappointing. Do not look for alternative therapies, they do not exist here in this very discouraging disorder. ...Read more

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Can glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody be reduced in the body?

Can glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody be reduced in the body?

Glutamic acid decarb: Not that I am aware of. There are two forms of this enzyme coincidentally and the antibody is felt to be an autoimmune response to predict Insulin requirement in early type one diabetics. ...Read more

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What things, in the body, regulate glutamic acid? Glutamic acid decarboxylase? Glutamate receptors (nmda, ampa...Etc.)? What else is involved?

It's complicated...: There are some very exciting discoveries on the metabolism of glutamate... There are multiple pathways impacting on things such as GABA neurotransmitter, nitrogen clearance from the liver portal, etc... These pathways play vital roles in survival! Please read this.... And email me your questions if you'd like! Http://voh. Chem. Ucla. Edu/vohtar/spring04/classes/153ch/pdf/kelly%20and%20stanley. Pdf. ...Read more

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I have a glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody level of 3.4 u/ml. Is this anything to worry about? Labcorp says the result is "high".

I have a glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody level of 3.4 u/ml. Is this anything to worry about? Labcorp says the result is "high".

Why ordered?: This is supposed to be a marker for a kid who's likely to get juvenile onset diabetes. Are you perhaps a newly-diagnosed diabetic? There's talk that elevated antibodies sort-of predicts that diabetes in an adult will behave more like type I diabetes (require insulin) than type ii, but I'm not aware of a consensus on whether there is a treatment guideline. Read up & ask for a clear answer. ...Read more

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If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein. Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?

If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein. Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?

A lot: Glutamate overall is an excitatory protein in the body. It stimulates the perception of taste and appetite. It also acts on the pancreas and liver. Our bodies need some but too much can cause a lot of different problems such as weight gain, diabetes, and neurotoxicity. In addition to avoiding high glutamate foods it is useful to consume extra carnitine (high in red meat) to counter the glutamate. ...Read more

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L-glutamic acid gives me severe dysesthesias. D-glutamic acid is worse. Could I have glutamate metabolism disorder or glutamate receptor antibodies?

L-glutamic acid gives me severe dysesthesias. D-glutamic acid is worse. Could I have glutamate metabolism disorder or glutamate receptor antibodies?

Possibly but...: Good question without an easy answer. Glutamate is an "excitotoxin" that is not healthy for anyone but some people are more sensitive to it than others. There are a variety of uncommon glutamate metabolism disorders but you do not need to have one of these to be adversely affected by glutamate. Dysesthesias are not a known symptom of antibodies to glutamate receptors. See my comments:. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, I'm a 18 years old and my bro 15 years old, is we safe to serve with whey protein contains BCAAs and glutamic acid?

Dear doctors, I'm a 18 years old and my bro 15 years old, is we safe to serve with whey protein contains BCAAs and glutamic acid?

Safe in moderation: BCAA and other protein foods etc are generally safe if used in moderation and not extended periods (6 months). Read the label carefully, manufacturer info. Check with doctor if you experience any symptom of fTigue cramps, abdominal pain or urinary problem etc. ...Read more

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Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Not useful tests tod: Why are you wasting your money doing tests which have no significant medical relavance? Find a good internist who can help you attain better health than you are suffering from by going off track. ...Read more

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In my recent blood test my glucose was 204. C-peptide was 0.37 and glutamic acid decarboxylase was >30.0. Also my hemoglobin A1c was 10.1?

In my recent blood test my glucose was 204. C-peptide was 0.37 and glutamic acid decarboxylase was >30.0. Also my hemoglobin A1c was 10.1?

Type I diabetes.: With a hemoglobin A1C so high and I assume a high fasting glucose, unfortunately, it appears that you are diabetic. A high glutamic decarboxylase can mean anti-islet cell of the pancreas antibodies, but can also be elevated in other autoimmune conditions. A lower C-peptide and positive antibodies indicate Type I diabetes.
If you are not on insulin yet, please seek help ASAP in the ER. ...Read more

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What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies? Gad deficiency? Glutamate receptor autoantibodies (anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?

What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies? Gad deficiency? Glutamate receptor autoantibodies (anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?

None of the above.: Msg - ubiquitous Amino Acid and major excitatory neurotransmitter in brain. Studied extensively. Does not cause allergy or intolerance except at high dose and only then in susceptible persons when given in large doses without food. See fda, j. Nutrition, food chem and toxicology, etc. ...Read more

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Glutamic acid high, myoglobin low, pain in legs, swollen lymphs, ck spiked over 6500 then norm. Headaches and passed out and lots more. What is this?

Glutamic acid high, myoglobin low, pain in legs, swollen lymphs, ck spiked over 6500 then norm. Headaches and passed out and lots more. What is this?

Baclofen side effect: High levels of glutamic acid, specially the glutamic acid dedecarboxylase may be associated with auto immumne disease and type one diabeties. Myoglobinis a muscle protein found in all muscle tissues including the heart, it helps to carry oxygen to the muscle. High levels of CPK indicates some muscle damage wich is in contradiction with low myoglobine.Baclofen may produce the symptoms you are complning. ...Read more

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Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL (glutamic acid), my memory and concentration been decreased lately.?

Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL (glutamic acid), my memory and concentration been decreased lately.?

Don't take it.: Sukrol is an OTC supplement containing multiple ingredients, including glutamic acid, lecithin, and thiamine. It is impossible to predict whether any of these could have an interaction with your cyclosporine or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil). Given the potentially dire consequences of an interaction, it is not worth it to take your chances with an unproven supplement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s. Recently referred to metabolic clinic. Plasma Amino Acid Results: LOW Glutamic Acid, LOW Proline, and NO Hydroxyproline. Any recommendations for further tests, tx or diagnodid? Thank you.

Diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s. Recently referred to metabolic clinic. Plasma Amino Acid Results: LOW Glutamic Acid, LOW Proline, and NO Hydroxyproline. Any recommendations for further tests, tx or diagnodid? Thank you.

Additional tests: I'm not sure if these have already been done but you could also get an allergen panel and testing for gluten insensitivity/celiac disease. Metabolic testing is probably the last area that's unexplored, which is usually the case in the scenario you're describing. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I get savage irrational rage & full-body dysesthesia when eating food high in aspartic, glutamic, & arachidonic acid. Why? Nmda receptor dysfunction?

I get savage irrational rage & full-body dysesthesia when eating food high in aspartic, glutamic, & arachidonic acid. Why? Nmda receptor dysfunction?

MSG: We don't know. There is disagreement with such reactions but I have seen msg sensitivities and it can close to what you are describing. For more info go to http://inkchromatography. Wordpress. Com/2012/05/01/the-msg-files-part-iv-chinese-restaurant-syndrome-2/. ...Read more

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Is Lipton decaf green tea from the tea bags at Walmart good for acid reflux with ice? Can you get same health benefits from using Lipton tea bags?

Is Lipton decaf green tea from the tea bags at Walmart good for acid reflux with ice? Can you get same health benefits from using Lipton tea bags?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. It is a licorice product found in health food stores. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Decaf is often made using chemicals that are not good for you. ...Read more

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Is the supplement l-tyrosine safe to take and have the health benefits reported for this amino acid been experimentally validated?

Is the supplement l-tyrosine safe to take and have the health benefits reported for this amino acid been experimentally validated?

Unknown and no: As is true for most supplements, there are no good studies that demonstrate any true health benefits to l-tyrosine or other amino acids. Since there are no studies, we also do not know anything about their safety. The best thing is to eat a well balanced diet, avoid excess alcohol or other vices, and exercise. ...Read more

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What are some of the positive health benefits of ginger?

What are some of the positive health benefits of ginger?

Mostly GI: In limited studies, ginger was found to be more effective than placebo for treating nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy. Other preliminary studies showed that ginger may affect arthritis pain or have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties. ...Read more

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Are there any actual health benefits to getting a massage?

Are there any actual health benefits to getting a massage?

Massage can be usefu: Massage can be very useful with proper medical supervision for a variety of conditions. Specially trained therapist assist with lymphedema management.
Massage can assist in the treatment of muscle spasm and pain management for a variety of musculoskeletal condiditons.
Massage therapy is often a good adjunct to pt when muscle pain and tightness impede function. ...Read more

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Do tisanes have health benefits, or are they just useless?

Do tisanes have health benefits, or are they just useless?

Useless: The method of tea infusion is fine but the tisane thai tea has 30 gm of sugar and 80 mg of sodium and the trader joe brand has 19 gm of sugar. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of body composition exercises?

What are the health benefits of body composition exercises?

Get the lead out.: If, in what you mean by body composition, is the ratio of fat to lean body mass, then there is are many benefits. Aerobic exercise to enhance the respirator, cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as improve strength. Red blood cell and oxygen carrying potential are enhanced. Strength training promotes muscle cell enlargement and strength. You look, think and breath better, just to name a few, ...Read more

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Is dark chocolate healthy for you? What are the health benefits?

Is dark chocolate healthy for you? What are the health benefits?

YES!!! many benefits: Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and other flavonoids, procyanidans & antioxidants. It also contains mood-enhancing chemicals like phenylethylamine, theobromine, serotonin & anandamide. It lowers systolic blood pressure an average of 5 points & diastolic 3 points & lowers LDL cholesterol by up to 10%.Even LDL cholesterol is only dangerous
when it is oxidized & chocolate prevents this. See comment:. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with alcohol?

What health benefits are associated with alcohol?

Possible benefits.: Light to moderate use may decrease risk for gallstones, heart disease, strokes,
heart attack & diabetes (per mayo clinic. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with smoking?

There are None: There are no known health benefits of smoking tobacco products & smoking anything else is debateable except that there is some evidence that smoking pot does decrease the side-effects of some anti-cancer treatments. Smoking causes a wide range of problems from copd, emphysema, oral cancer, to lung cancer. ...Read more